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It can be challenging to find a brief, current review on cutting edge topics. Here we provide "white papers," which are brief overviews on current topics written by Society members who are experts in these areas. The topics of the white papers will vary over time depending upon what is new, evolving, or of current interest. All papers have undergone review by the SBI Scientific Advisory Committee and approved by the SBI Board of Directors. We hope that you will find these helpful.

Unless otherwise stated, the content of the white papers reflects the perspective of the authors and not necessarily the position of the Society of Breast Imaging.


Software that Quickly Analyzes Mammograms, Patient History to Determine Breast Cancer Risk May Save Time, Reduce Unnecessary Biopsies, Study Suggests

HealthDay (9/22, Preidt) reports, that “software that quickly analyzes mammograms and patient history to determine breast cancer risk could save time and reduce unnecessary biopsies, according to the developers of the technology.” This “software was used to evaluate mammograms and pathology reports of 500 breast cancer patients.” Researchers found...
September 26, 2016 0 Comments

Breast Density Website Reminds Patients to Dig Deeper on Internet Searches

The Society of Breast Imaging released a list of websites women can look up for useful and reliable information about breast density.

September 22, 2016 0 Comments

Hospital Websites’ Mammography Patient Information Not Always Easily Understood by Patients, Study Suggests

Aunt Minnie (9/21, Yee) reports that “more than half of U.S. hospitals with websites and breast cancer screening services offer online mammography patient education material,” but research suggests this material is not always “understandable to patients.” Meanwhile, researchers found that “of the 1,753 hospital websites that offered mammography...
September 21, 2016 0 Comments

ACOs May Increase Utilization Rates for Screening Mammography

Aunt Minnie (9/20, Yee) reports that “healthcare reforms such as accountable care organizations (ACOs) appear to boost utilization rates for screening mammography – for some demographic groups by as much as 42%,” which “suggests that incentive-based programs like ACOs might just work to boost quality and cut costs, according to a new study published...
September 20, 2016 0 Comments

Prior False-Positive Mammogram Appears Not to Deter Women from Abandoning Screening Mammography Guidelines, Study Finds.

HealthImaging (9/14, Pearson) reports, “Women who receive false-positive mammograms may be disconcerted, aggravated or otherwise put off by the experience, but they don’t subsequently abandon screening mammography guidelines en masse,” researchers found. The findings were published...
September 16, 2016 0 Comments

Trained Radiologists Can Identify Abnormal Mammograms In A Half-Second, Study Suggests.

HealthDay (8/29, Preidt) reports that research suggests “trained radiologists can identify abnormal mammograms in a half-second.” Although “radiologists would never spend only a half-second to assess a real mammogram,” the findings “suggest there are detectable signs of...
August 30, 2016 0 Comments